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Shawn Marie Edgington
CEO of Granite Insurance Brokers

Author of Read Between the Lines: A Humorous Guide to Texting with Simplicity and Style and The Parent’s Guide to Texting, Facebook and Social Media

Author Shaw Edgington  

I NEVER thought I would be an author, not in a million years. I can't even check a box off on my bucket list, because "write a book" was not on my list. I'm the founder and CEO of a national insurance firm that I've grown by double digits annually for almost 20 years where I manage commercial real estate that we've built, and I'm a mother of two teens. I was content managing risk and preventing loss for my business clients, negotiating leases and everything that comes along with managing employees and a family - until I had the crazy idea to write a book. Writing, having my book published, understanding the art of publicity, marketing and the "business" of being an author is one of the most challenging things I have ever done! And, to make it even more of a challenge, the book business is nothing like any other business I've been involved in. Thankfully, I have had great people to show me the way. As I get ready to release my second book, I'm still learning something new every day about the publishing process.
Author Shaw Edgington Books

Shawn Marie Edgington is the founder and CEO of Granite Insurance Brokers based in Pleasanton, California. She's the author of Read Between the Lines: A Humorous Guide to Texting with Simplicity and Style and The Parent's Guide to Texting, Facebook and Social Media, which is slated for release in March of 2011.

Shawn is Americas leading "Texpert" and cyberbullying prevention expert. She has been profiled in the documentary "Submit: The Reality of Cyberbullying", and featured on Fox Business, Fox News Radio, View From the Bay, KRON 4 News, NPR, CBS Radio, CNN Radio, The Leslie Marshall Show, InfoTrak, The John Carney Show, Mom's the Word, The San Diego Union, San Francisco Chronicle, American Cheerleader Magazine, and dozens of other radio stations around the country.

Read Between the Lines was handpicked to be included in The 2010 Academy Awards SWAG Bag.

After a personal experience she had with her 16-year old daughter being threatened by text and on Facebook, Shawn has made it her mission to help parents "parent" around technology. She developed The One-Click Safety Kit, a turnkey program that helps families defend against sexting, online predators, cyberbullies and textual harassment. To learn more:

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